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TITLE
Highland Brooch
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_687_P000
DATE OF IMAGE
1890
PERIOD
1860s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31308
KEYWORDS
brooches
plaids
clothing
jewellery
brass
ornaments
Highland Brooch

A Highland Plaid or shoulder brooch that was found on a farm in 1860. The brooch is nearly 6 inches in diameter, made of yellow sheet brass and engraved.

Brooches such as this were used to keep a plaid or a shawl fastened at the shoulder.

This illustration is taken from 'Scottish Notes and Queries, vol.4. 1890-1891'

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Highland Brooch

1860s

brooches; plaids; clothing; jewellery; brass; ornaments

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

A Highland Plaid or shoulder brooch that was found on a farm in 1860. The brooch is nearly 6 inches in diameter, made of yellow sheet brass and engraved.<br /> <br /> Brooches such as this were used to keep a plaid or a shawl fastened at the shoulder.<br /> <br /> This illustration is taken from 'Scottish Notes and Queries, vol.4. 1890-1891'